Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories:
- Google AdWords Upsets Advertisers By Expanding Meaning Of Close Variants
Late Friday afternoon, Google announced they are changing the behavior of how close variants works in Google AdWords. Google said "over the coming months weâre expanding close variant matching to include additional rewording and reordering for exact match keywords...
- Google Image Search Action Buttons Are Missing For Some
Since last week, a bunch of searchers have been complaining that Google Image Search is missing the action buttons, i.e. view image, view page, share this image and other buttons...
- Google's Top Stories Inclusion Is Algorithmic, No Manual Inclusion
Some think that being included in Google News, which is a human, manual inclusion process, is the same as being included in the "top stories" section in web search. It is not...
- Google Search Lead: I Can't Go After Individual Problems In Search Results
We all know how bad some feature snippets in Google's search results can look but even if you point it out to one of Google's lead search engineers...
- Spring Equinox 2017 Logos From Google & Bing
Today on the Google's home page is a special logo for both the Spring Equinox, the first day of Spring and the first day of Fall in the southern hemisphere. The logo has a mouse picking a flower after spring has sprung...
- Google Indoor Hanging Bubbles
Here is a photo I found on Instagram from Gus Moreira from the Google Belo office. You can see these bubble like fixtures hanging from the ceiling of the office. They do look pretty and I am not sure
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Uk Gov Pulling Youtube Ads (So Is Google), Cre8asite Forums
- DYK Googlebot doesn't "see" a meta noindex? It's the indexer, Caffeine, that sees it. https://t.co/hhnjGdLK7v, Gary Illyes on Twitter
- How To Bulk Export Search Queries From GSC To Compare Clicks & Impressions After An Algo Update https://t.co/7bSyZqRDlT #seo https://t.co/TJJXNoa6t1, Glenn Gabe on Twitter
- DYK robots.txt files are cached for a few hours? You can refresh the cache in Search Console though https://t.co/b0FhlKXswc, Gary Illyes on Twitter
- Is your Joomla site redirecting to a fake Flash update site? Check for inject..., Google+ - Google Webmasters